Week in Review


According to The Hill, an FCC chairman has called for blocking the proposal that would allow in-flight cell phone calls by passengers. TechCrunch provided an in-depth look at why airlines overbook their flights, in light of the United incident. Home-sharing properties are allowed in one out of every six travel policies (17 percent), but more

GBTA Convention 2017 by the Numbers


We are only 96 days out from GBTA Convention 2017, where nearly 7,000 business travel professionals from around the world will be gathering in Boston for state-of-the-art education, exclusive networking opportunities and news on the latest innovations in the industry. Don’t miss out on the business travel event of the year!

Week in Review


According to Business Traveller, new biometric gates are being trialed at Heathrow International Airport to speed up the screening process. The same source reports faster security screening machines are being used at United’s Newark terminal in efforts to cut delays. A new GBTA Foundation study, in partnership with AIG Travel, revealed opportunity exists for travel

Implementing the Airline RFP in Your Travel Program


The RFP has been a staple of the business travel industry for many years, but a lack of standardization can cause frustration and headaches for parties on both ends. Suppliers are often faced with unrealistic timelines and wishlists, while buyers are daunted by the time-consuming and complex process involving inconsistency between RFPs for different suppliers. In order to

Mitigating Risks in the Sharing Economy


The sharing of transportation and accommodation services facilitated through companies such as Lyft, Uber and Airbnb, has massively transformed leisure travel. Peer-to-peer services use technology to match travelers with service providers, offering greater flexibility, ease of use and often increased value for money. Now that the shared economy services have reached a wide level of

Week in Review


On Wednesday, Brexit’s Article 50 was triggered, beginning the two-year countdown to the official separation of the UK and the EU. Following last week’s electronics ban, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) broke its silence on the matter. According to Buying Business Travel, IATA has called on governments to find alternatives to restrictions of electronics,

GBTA EU Hotel Committee Explores Hotel Program Savings Calculation Methods


*The GBTA EU Hotel Committee contributed the following blog post.* Do you know the most often-used methods for hotel program savings calculation in Europe? The GBTA Foundation conducted a survey in Europe to investigate how European travel buyers are calculating hotel savings. Based on the survey results, the GBTA EU Hotel Committee created a resource

Brexit’s Article 50 is Triggered: The Future of Business Travel in Europe is at Stake


This afternoon in Brussels, GBTA met various leaders including Mr. Tim Figures, Head of the Competitiveness and Market department as part of the Permanent Representation of the United Kingdom to the European Union on this historical day in the future of Europe. Article 50 has been delivered at approximately 12:30pm Brussels local time today. Last

Update on the “Travel Ban”


On March 6, President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order called “Executive Order Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry to the United States.” The White House issued the order largely in response to court challenges made against another Executive Order signed on January 27. As we noted in an earlier blog post, the effective

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